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  • Could Rose-Irving could be the league’s best rivalry? Oct 21, 2014 7:48 PM
    Monday's Bulls-Cavaliers game was merely a dress rehearsal for the Oct. 31 home opener. But the first meeting between expected Eastern Conference powers highlighted some interesting issues heading into the regular season.

     
  • Imrem: It’s doubtful that Trestman can be forceful with Bears Oct 21, 2014 9:00 PM
    If Marc Trestman is this reluctant to be forceful with the media, why does anyone expect him to be more forceful with his players?

     
  • AP sources: Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 Oct 21, 2014 4:51 PM
    A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public.

     
  • Mike North video: Bears’ loss signals problems Oct 20, 2014 10:20 AM
    The Bears' loss to the Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday leads to problems in the locker room between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, and Marc Trestman's leadership is in question.

     
  • Buckeyes trying hard not to look past next 2 games Oct 20, 2014 4:55 PM
    There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule. But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.

     
  • Michigan faces huge task as Spartans game arrives Oct 20, 2014 4:53 PM
    Brady Hoke knew that having a bye week before taking on No. 8 Michigan State could be a good thing for his struggling Wolverines. He just needed to make sure that he didn’t try to fix a bad season in one quiet weekend.

     
  • Will long rest equal rust in World Series? Oct 20, 2014 5:44 PM
    The Royals went 8-0 in the AL playoffs, giving them five idle days before Shields starts Tuesday's World Series opener. San Francisco went 8-2 on the NL side and had four days to relax before Madison Bumgarner pitches.

     
  • Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series Oct 20, 2014 5:20 PM
    Trisha Yearwood will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with his son before Game 4 on Saturday at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.

     
  • Rose’s night big ‘positive’ for Bulls Oct 20, 2014 11:47 PM
    The Bulls lost to Cleveland 107-98 on Monday in Columbus, Ohio, in a preseason matchup of expected Eastern Conference contenders. But this game was a sight for sore eyes, as far as the Bulls were concerned, because Derrick Rose was brilliant, scoring 30 points in just 24 minutes.

     
  • Imrem: It’s a good thing Marshall spoke out Oct 20, 2014 11:58 PM
    Brandon Marshall wasn't the ideal candidate, but someone on the Bears had to stand up and shout like he cares about the team's performance.

     
  • Stiviano suit against Shelly Sterling dismissed Oct 20, 2014 5:10 PM
    A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin said last week he planned to allow the suit, but he reconsidered after arguments from Shelley Sterling’s lawyer.

     
  • More records in striking distance for Manning Oct 20, 2014 5:10 PM
    Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record. It’s one of the few glamorous passing records Manning doesn’t own, now that he has broken Brett Favre’s mark for touchdown throws. Manning needs about 5,000 more yards to surpass Favre in that category, and he is on track to finish his career with numbers, across the board, that might never be matched.

     
  • Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half Oct 20, 2014 5:02 PM
    Northwestern's loss this weekend put Wisconsin right back into the Big Ten West race. The goal of making it to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game is back in play. “It’s on us now,” star running back Melvin Gordon said Monday. “If we win out, we’ll be exactly where want to be.”

     
  • Records mean little to Abdullah without wins Oct 20, 2014 4:56 PM
    Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah says this is no time for him to celebrate his personal achievements, not with six weeks left in the regular season.

     
  • Imrem: These Bears are a fine mess Oct 20, 2014 5:02 AM
    Head coach Marc Trestman said the Bears practiced well and then played poorly. Maybe they should try practicing poorly to play better. Whatever Cutler and head coach MarcTrestman see while breaking down game tape, the fact will remain that the Bears' presumed mean, mean scoring machine is supposed to outscore opponents, hasn't often enough this season and didn't come close to doing so against Miami.

     
  • LeGere: Forte too important to ignore Oct 20, 2014 11:56 PM
    With games upcoming against the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, the Bears have much bigger problems than wide receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame blowup following Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Matt Forte had just two carries in the first half.

     
  • Humble Abreu earns players’ vote as top rookie Oct 20, 2014 5:29 PM
    He led the major leagues with a .581 slugging percentage. He finished second in the American League with a .964 OPS (On-base Plus Slugging percentage) and 323 total bases, third with 36 home runs, fourth with 107 RBI and fifth with a .317 batting average. Do the math, and it’s no surprise White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was named the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year on Monday in a vote by players.

     
  • Steelers rally past stunned Texans Oct 21, 2014 12:03 AM
    Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night.

     
  • Bears cut Marshall some slack Oct 20, 2014 11:54 PM
    Bears coach Marc Trestman and some of Brandon Marshall's teammates downplayed the significance of the wide receiver's posgame venting after Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, noting that players deal with situations differently.

     
  • Illini plan 2-quarterback system vs. Gophers Oct 20, 2014 5:22 PM
    In the absence of the injured Wes Lunt, Illinois will play a pair of quarterbacks Saturday against Minnesota. Coach Tim Beckman said Monday that the Gophers (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) can expect to see both senior Reilly O’Toole and sophomore Aaron Bailey, something he believes will make their preparations more difficult.

     
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